Workshop For College Principals Held At KU


SRINAGAR — Directorate of Inter­nal Quality Assurance (DIQA), the University of Kashmir in collabo­ration with the Central University of Kashmir on Thursday organised a one-day awareness workshop for the principals of affiliated colleges of the valley.

The workshop was sponsored by National Assessment and Ac­creditation Council (NAAC) and was organised to aware the vari­ous stakeholders in higher educa­tion including college principals about the revised guidelines and revised accreditation framework for submitting information online.

In his presidential address Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad while interact­ing with the participating Princi­pals underlined the importance of quality assurance for Universities and colleges with special reference to the process of accreditation.

He prompted all the quarters to do their best and expedite sub­mission of necessary information details to NAAC.

“Once our institutions get ac­creditated we forget everything for another five years and be­come complacent. The process of accreditation is continuous and it does not stop once an institution is accredited. We need to tread the path of professionalism, punc­tuality, and dedication to work to get our universities and colleges back on the track of progress in Academic and Research areas,” said Prof Talat.

Speaking on the occasion Vice Chancellor Central University of Kashmir Prof Mehraj-ud-din Mir said:“The basic purpose of this workshop is to make aware various stakeholders about the process involved in making the presentation before the visiting NAAC team and get familiar with the new benchmarks, criteria and format devised by NAAC.”

She added that NAAC has de­vised user friendly tools and appli­cations for colleges and Universi­ties so that they may understand the revised framework easily so as to ensure continuous progress.

Director Colleges Prof Zahoor Ahmad Chatt said in his remarks while presenting an overview of the accreditation status of vari­ous colleges of the valley said that the individual growth of the teacher is also linked with the accreditation of his/her college or university whereas Registrar University of Kashmir

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